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I recently answered a call by Cora at Digital Two for Tuesday for Guest Designers. This time we were not only to work with two of her beautiful vintage images, but we also had to showcase a technique. I chose to use dry embossing as my technique.
The images I had to work with are available from Digital Two for Tuesday today.
For my first image I chose to emboss the layered background panels.
To further enhance the embossing I inked the embossed pattern using the direct to paper technique, sponged the edges of the panel with the same ink, and then painted the panel with iridescent medium.
The gorgeous image was coloured using chalks, and the wings and lace on the fairy's frock had clear Kindy Glitz added for sparkle.
The final touches were the bow of seam binding, which had been hand coloured with the same ink I used on the embossing, and the micro beads at the base of the card - adhered using double sided sticky tape.
On the second card I used the embossing on the base card
I deliberately used the angular argyle pattern to contrast with the circular lines of the doily and cut out of the image.
Again the image was coloured with chalks - I find these give a lovely soft look to these vintage images.
The oval was cut using a spellbinders classic oval, and mounted on a matching scalloped oval, which was then adhered in an offset manner to the doily. (A technique I first saw on Jessica Fick's blog - thank you Jessica for this inspiration)
To add detail to the card I inked the edge of the doily before mounting it, and added a ribbon and triple bow across the top.
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Card - white card
Paper - pink floral from the Kaiser Miss Nellie collection
mauve from my stash
Ink - Spun Sugar distress ink
Accessories - chalks, Kindy Glitz, seam binding, Micro beads
Embossing folders -birds and branches and swiss dots,
Card- speckled white (from a local printer)
pale green and mid green from assorted pads
Accessories - chalks, Kindy glitz, ribbon
Embossing folder - Argyle
Dies - Spellbinders classic oval and scalloped oval, Marianne, French doily.